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Funghi Porcini

Porcini Mushrooms: How Italians Ease Into Autumn

Some time between beach season and boot season, porcini mushrooms begin to arrive in the market, at road stands, and on menus. Though they are available almost year round, porcini are one of the true harbingers of autumn in Italy, their nutty flavor and mossy smell pulling diners away from the beach and into the cozy embrace of the woods.

Video: Living in Rome

People often ask me what it’s like living in Rome. And it’s hard to give an answer that pleases everyone.

There is the breathtaking beauty (the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s, a narrow alley in Centro, the fashionable people), as well as … Read more...

Piazza del Popolo Snow

Snow in Rome – Roma Sotto La Neve

I’m not much of a winter person. That’s one reason I like Rome so much. It rarely snows here. The last time was in 2012 – six years ago.

Despite that, I have always wanted to see Rome with a … Read more...

Ciao! My name is Melanie Renzulli and I have been writing about Italy for more than 20 years. Italofile is where I share my knowledge of and passion for Italy travel, art, culture, and living.